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Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes Location

Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes
504 East St. Charles Rd,
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Toll Free: 800-797-4305
Phone: 630-653-2400
FAX: 630-653-4671

Hotel and Transportation Information

Either Midway or O'Hare airport is fine for flying into Chicago. O'Hare Airport is larger so some feel it is more convenient than Midway.



We recommend that you use American Taxi for your transportation from either airport to the Holiday Inn.   The one trip fares from O'Hare  is $34.00 and from Midway $48.00 including tolls.

American Taxi 800-244-1177


The Holiday Inn of Carol Stream is located approximately 1.5 miles from the studio. The Holiday Inn works with our students and offers special rates on single and double beds. Breakfast is provided by The Holiday Inn. You must contact the Holiday Inn using their local number to obtain the special rate and you must stipulate that you are a Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes student.

Holiday Inn of Carol Stream
150 S. Gary Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Phone: 630/665-3000
Fax: 630/665-9389
Reservations: 800/800-6509
Website: www.hicarolstream.com
Email sales inquiries to sales@hicarolstream.com

Upon availability, the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes a decorative painting school, can provide transportation between the classroom and the hotel. To make shuttle arrangements, please call us in advance at 630-653-2400


Most dining is not within walking distance of the hotel so you will need to take a cab or ride with another student if you do not have your own car. The Holiday Inn will provide you a list of local area restaurants that will deliver to your room. Carol Stream is a pretty casual city; most of the restaurants in town require only causal dress. 


The weather during the winter months is cold and snowy. The fall and early spring can be windy and chilly. The building that we hold class in is heated, but a light coat/jacket or sweater is still recommended during the winter months.

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